As a Psychotherapist and Counsellor, my aim is to create a therapeutic relationship with clients, which is safe, supportive and invites development, growth and change.
Transactional Analysis (TA) is the main theoretical model I use, and offers a unique way of understanding our personality, behaviours and relationships. It is an integrative approach, which combines humanistic, cognitive behavioural and psychoanalytic concepts.
TA provides concepts which can help us to understand how:
- we function psychologically
- we communicate and why communication breakdowns occur
- decisions made in our childhood continue to influence our behaviour later in life despite painful consequences.
Drawing on TA and other therapy models, I work with individuals and couples to help them better understand their internal world and relational patterns. Part of this process is to facilitate them to make links and observations between their past experiences and present difficulties. Through the therapeutic process, clients develop insight, establish a greater understanding of ‘why they do what they do’, and discover alternative ways of coping, or bringing about changes, in the way they think, feel and behave.